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Durrani, Pashtana

Summary: "Inspired by generations of her family's unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan's girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous. Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation 2024

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Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASSON, CHARLES RIC

Summary: Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Garcia, J. Malcolm

Summary: "Collection of literary reportage from Afghanistan: stories that go unreported, the lives of people not usually considered newsworthy or important, people who struggle just to survive"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GAR

Isikoff, Michael

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Summary: "In Find Me the Votes, two years of immersive reporting by Isikoff and Klaidman has produced the most authoritative and dramatic account yet of a defeated president's conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election and how a local Georgia prosecutor--a daughter of the civil rights movement--decided to indict him and his allies for his desperate attempt to hold on to power. From the beginning, Fani...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve, Hachette Book Group 2024

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Follett, Ken

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Summary: The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2023

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306 KLI

LoMenzo, Angela

Summary: "Writer, makeup artist, and creative director Angela LoMenzo combines stunning photography and powerful real stories to shine a light on the wild and wondrous journeys of twenty-five extraordinary and deeply creative women." -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mango Publishing 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.0925 LOM

Collins, Ailynn

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Summary: "The date is April 18, 1906. The city of San Francisco has just been rocked and shaken by a huge earthquake. Even worse, the quake causes huge fires to break out across the city. Can you escape your damaged home before it collapses? Will you join the firefighters as they try to save the city from the devastating fires? Will you be accused of looting after helping a boy escape from some rubble?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2022

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Mercieca, Jennifer R.

Summary: "Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue, a word with two contradictory definitions--"a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power" or "a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times" (Merriam-Webster, 2019). These...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A&M University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 MER

Walker, David

Summary: "Monster-hunting has been the Sangerye family business for generations as they battle the jinoo - hideous creatures born out of hate and racism. But now the Sangeryes face a different threat -- the deadly inzondo, a new kind of monster born out of grief and trauma. With one of their own turning into an inzondo and an army of tortured souls on the attack in 1920s Harlem, the Sangerye family must...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BIT

Turner, Myra Faye

Summary: "In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools had to allow Black students to attend previously all-white schools. On September 4, 1957, nine Black students were set to attend Little Rock Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. But when they arrived, an angry mob of white people spat at them and hurled racist insults. They were also prevented from entering the school by the National Guard....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 379.2 TUR

Hess, Barbara.

Contents: Willem de Kooning: An Erasure 6 -- From Rotterdam to New York 10 -- De Kooning's Women: Scandal and Success 30 -- De Kooning in East Hampton: Almost a Pastorale 50 -- Launching into the Third Dimension: Sculptures 62 -- Between Remembering and Forgetting: Late Paintings, the 1970s and 1980s 72.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taschen 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.3 HES

Fuller, Alexandra

Summary: "From the award-winning New York Times-bestselling author, Alexandra Fuller, comes a career defining memoir about grieving the sudden loss of her twenty-one-year-old child. "Fair to say, I was in a ribald state the summer before my fiftieth birthday." And so begins Alexandra Fuller's open, vivid new memoir, Fi. It's midsummer in Wyoming and Alexandra is barely hanging on. Grieving her father...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2024

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Leonhardt, David

Summary: "Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. Life expectancy has declined, economic inequality has soared, and, after some progress, the Black-white wage gap is once again as large as it was in the 1950s. How did this happen in the world's most powerful country? And what happened to the "American dream"--the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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Perrault, Claude

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Publisher / Publication Date: Payette Radio 1969

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.3714 PER

Harjo, Joy

Summary: "Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as US poet laureate, invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her 'poet-warrior' road. A musical, kaleidoscopic, and wise follow-up to Crazy Brave, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice. Harjo listens to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2022

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 HARJO, JOY HAR

Davenport, Matthew J.

Summary: "Matthew J. Davenport's The Longest Minute is the spellbinding true story of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, and how a great earthquake sparked a devastating and preventable firestorm. At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck San Francisco, catching most of the city asleep. For approximately one minute, shockwaves buckled streets, shattered water mains,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group 2023

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LeZotte, Ann Clare

Summary: "As a young teacher on Martha's Vineyard, Mary Lambert feels restless and adrift. So when a league of missionaries invite her to travel abroad, she knows it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Paris is home to a pioneering deaf school where she could meet its visionary instructors Jean Massieu and Laurent Clerc--and even bring back their methods to help advance formal deaf education in America!...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LEZ

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Summary: "On September 13, 2022, a young Iranian student, Mahsa Amini, was arrested by the morality police in Tehran. Her only crime was that she wasn't properly wearing the headscarf required for women by the Islamic Republic. At the police station, she was beaten so badly she had to be taken to the hospital, where she fell into a deep coma. She died three days later. A wave of protests soon spread...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: "A collection of compelling, hard-hitting first-person essays, poems, and photos that expose what our punitive social systems do to so many Americans. Going for Broke, edited by Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and David Wallis, former Managing Director of EHRP, gives voice to a range of gifted writers for whom "economic precarity" is more than just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.569 GOI

White, April

Summary: "From a historian and senior writer and editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 WHI

O'Toole, Fintan

Summary: "We Don't Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O'Toole's birth, 1958, down to the present. Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O'Toole's life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Head of Zeus 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.7082 OTO

Morimoto, Shoji

Summary: "Shoji Morimoto was constantly being told that he was a 'do-nothing' because he lacked initiative. Dispirited and unemployed, it occurred to him that if he was so good at doing nothing, perhaps he could turn it into a business. And with one tweet, he began his business of renting himself out to do nothing. Morimoto, aka Rental Person, provides a fascinating service to the lonely and socially...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2024

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